Winter Olympic Games

List of Winter Olympic Games

YearHostOpened bySportsDisciplinesDatesEventsTop Nation
1924 Chamonix, FranceUndersecretary Gaston Vidal6925 January – 5 February 192416 Norway (NOR)
1928 St. Moritz, SwitzerlandPresident Edmund Schulthess4811–19 February 192814 Norway (NOR)
1932 Lake Placid, United StatesGovernor Franklin D. Roosevelt47 4–15 February 193214 United States (USA)
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GermanyFührer Adolf Hitler48 6–16 February 193617 Norway (NOR)
Awarded to Sapporo, Japan; cancelled because of World War II
Awarded to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; cancelled because of World War II
1948 St. Moritz, SwitzerlandPresident Enrico Celio4930 January – 8 February 194822 Norway (NOR)
 Sweden (SWE)
1952 Oslo, NorwayPrincess Ragnhild4814–25 February 195222 Norway (NOR)
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo, ItalyPresident Giovanni Gronchi4826 January – 5 February 195624 Soviet Union (URS)
1960 Squaw Valley, United StatesVice President Richard Nixon4818–28 February 196027 Soviet Union (URS)
1964 Innsbruck, AustriaPresident Adolf Schärf61029 January – 9 February 196434 Soviet Union (URS)
1968 Grenoble, FrancePresident Charles de Gaulle610 6–18 February 196835 Norway (NOR)
1972 Sapporo, JapanEmperor Hirohito610 3–13 February 197235 Soviet Union (URS)
1976 Innsbruck, AustriaPresident Rudolf Kirchschläger610 4–15 February 197637 Soviet Union (URS)
1980 Lake Placid, United StatesVice President Walter Mondale61013–24 February 198038 Soviet Union (URS)
1984 Sarajevo, YugoslaviaPresident Mika Špiljak610 8–19 February 198439 East Germany (GDR)
1988 Calgary, CanadaGovernor General Jeanne Sauvé61013–28 February 198846 Soviet Union (URS)
1992 Albertville, FrancePresident François Mitterrand612 8–23 February 199257 Germany (GER)
1994 Lillehammer, NorwayKing Harald V61212–27 February 199461 Russia (RUS)
1998 Nagano, JapanEmperor Akihito714 7–22 February 199868 Germany (GER)
2002 Salt Lake City, United StatesPresident George W. Bush715 8–24 February 200278 Norway (NOR)
2006 Turin, ItalyPresident Carlo Azeglio Ciampi71510–26 February 200684 Germany (GER)
2010 Vancouver, CanadaGovernor General Michaëlle Jean71512–28 February 201086 Canada (CAN)
2014 Sochi, RussiaPresident Vladimir Putin7157–23 February 201498 Russia (RUS)
2018 Pyeongchang, South KoreaPresident Moon Jae-in7159–25 February 2018102 Norway (NOR)
2022 Beijing, ChinaPresident Xi Jinping (expected)TBATBA4–20 February 2022109TBA
2026 Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, ItalyPresident of Italy (expected)TBATBA6–22 February 2026TBATBA
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Current sports

SportYearsEvents
Alpine skiingSince 193611
BiathlonSince 196011
BobsleighSince 1924 (except 1960)3
Cross-country skiingSince 192412
Curling1924, since 19983
Figure skatingSince 19245
Freestyle skiingSince 199210
Ice hockeySince 19242
LugeSince 19644
Nordic combinedSince 19243
Short track speed skatingSince 19928
Skeleton1928, 1948, Since 20022
Ski jumpingSince 19244
SnowboardingSince 19988
Speed skatingSince 192414